The customer had a challenging new printing application, and the competitor could not provide a workable solution that would perform consistently. The customer had to resort to hand applying labels during downtime. The label printer/applicators needed to accurately apply a 3” x 7” pressure sensitive labels to 10 - 40 pound bags filled with seed or fertilizer. Data for the label was sent via Ethernet and contained a 2D code. The 2D codes were to be read by a camera to indicate the presence of the label. Signal was sent to indicate missing labels. Environmental conditions were extremely dusty.
PIN Distributor, Boehm Automation, sold the customer three complete systems that included label applicators and 2D cameras. This equipment provided trouble-free operation and guaranteed that each bag going out of the door contained a label or a signal triggered an alert light to warn the operators of the problem. Multiple misses would shut the line down.
The customer is saving thousands of dollars in labor costs by eliminating the hand application of labels and increasing production rates. They acquired a fool-proof system that guarantees each bag they ship is marked with the essential in-formation.The print on the labels including the 2D code is consistently crisp and clear.